Wooded ORV trail in Michigan
Wooded ATV trailTwo brown Polaris ORVs

Backcountry Exploration

Best Bear Lodge & Campground

- Irons, MI

4.8

315 Reviews


Off-Road

Riding an ATV or Side by Side on unpaved roads or trails, including sand, gravel, dirt, grass, mud, rocks, and other natural terrain.

Self-Guided Tour

Outfitters provide a suggested route, trail map, and list of sites/attractions to riders who want to adventure on their own.

About This Adventure

The Backcountry Exploration is a self-guided adventure that allows you and your family to explore the scenic forest trails and cruise along the rivers as you drive through Manistee National Forest.

While exploring nature in an incredibly fun and surprisingly comfortable Polaris side by side, you'll witness an abundance of beautiful scenery, a variety of wildlife, and a sense of serenity.

At Best Bear's Lodge, we love tasty treats, so you and your passengers will receive a complimentary voucher for Old Carrieville hand-dipped ice cream. While on your ride, the GPS will take you where you need to go. Strap in, start your engine, and have fun!

The Backcountry Exploration is a self-guided adventure that allows you and your family to explore the scenic forest trails and cruise along the rivers as you drive through Manistee National Forest.

While exploring nature in an incredibly fun and surprisingly comfortable Polaris side by side, you'll witness an abundance of beautiful scenery, a variety of wildlife, and a sense of serenity.

At Best Bear's Lodge, we love tasty treats, so you and your passengers will receive a complimentary voucher for Old Carrieville hand-dipped ice cream. While on your ride, the GPS will take you where you need to go. Strap in, start your engine, and have fun!


What's Included

Vehicle(s)

Use of a Polaris vehicle is part of the rental fee.

Helmet(s)

Helmets are provided - and required - for all riders on all Adventures.

Safety Goggles and Gear

Appropriate, vehicle-specific safety gear is provided.

Navigation Assistance

Navigation equipment is provided.


Starting at $323

9 credits for Members


Vehicle Lineup

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Ranger

An easy-to-handle side by side with a smooth ride. The spacious interior offers plenty of leg room, ample storage for all your gear, and seating for up to four, so friends and family can ride in comfort.

Passengers

Smooth & Comfortable

Pack Your Stuff

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RZR

The world's leading recreational side by side. The ultimate trail machine handles all terrain - sharp turns, rocks, mud, sand - with ease.

Passengers

Trail Dominator

Multi-Terrain

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General

The perfect crossover side by side combines the trail-dominating performance of the RZR with the comfort and cargo space of the Ranger.

Passengers

Smooth & Comfortable

Pack Your Stuff


Best Bear Lodge & Campground

231-266-5235

231-266-5235

10642 N Merrillville Rd,Irons MI,49644 United States,

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All drivers of off-road vehicles are required to be 18+ years of age with a valid driver’s license. All passengers must be able to grasp a handhold with their hands, plant feet firmly on the ground, and have their back fully against the backrest. Helmets and eye protection are always required to be worn when the vehicle is being operated.

Cancellation policy

We understand that plans can change and we strive to accommodate our customers whenever possible. However, to ensure the availability of our equipment and to maintain the highest quality of service for all customers, we have instituted the following cancellation policy:

  1. Cancellation Window: Customers must cancel their reservation at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled rental time to be eligible for a full refund.

  2. Refunds: If a cancellation is made more than 72 hours in advance of the rental time, the customer will receive a full refund of any amounts paid. Cancellations made within the 72-hour window will result in a forfeiture of the full rental fee.

  3. Method of Cancellation: Cancellations must be made by directly calling our office during regular business hours. We do not accept cancellations via email, text, or social media platforms.

  4. No-Show: If you do not show up for your rental and do not cancel according to our policy, no refund will be provided.

  5. Exceptions: Exceptions to this policy due to emergency situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of management.

We understand that plans can change and we strive to accommodate our customers whenever possible. However, to ensure the availability of our equipment and to maintain the highest quality of service for all customers, we have instituted the following cancellation policy:

  1. Cancellation Window: Customers must cancel their reservation at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled rental time to be eligible for a full refund.

  2. Refunds: If a cancellation is made more than 72 hours in advance of the rental time, the customer will receive a full refund of any amounts paid. Cancellations made within the 72-hour window will result in a forfeiture of the full rental fee.

  3. Method of Cancellation: Cancellations must be made by directly calling our office during regular business hours. We do not accept cancellations via email, text, or social media platforms.

  4. No-Show: If you do not show up for your rental and do not cancel according to our policy, no refund will be provided.

  5. Exceptions: Exceptions to this policy due to emergency situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of management.


Proper clothing and gear will help you get the most out of your riding experience.

Required safety gear, including helmets and goggles, is provided.

Consider dressing in layers: long-sleeve shirt, light jacket or rain jacket, closed-toe shoes, a neck gaiter to wear beneath your helmet.

Feel free to bring a backpack with water, snacks, sunscreen, etc.